Record Cover of the Week

February 27, 2009

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My Album From A Parallel Universe.

Make a yet-unheard band’s album cover:

1 – Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random” or click
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band. (You may ignore any parenthetical words if your random article title contains them, at your discretion.)

2 – Go to Quotations Page and select “random quotations” or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four or five words of the very last quote on the page is the title of your first album. Or however many make a good title. (It might be nice to include the whole quote, and who said it, in the notes for your posted photo, too.)

3 – Go to Flickr and click on “explore the last seven days” or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover. Alternately, if you’d prefer to only use Creative Commons images, this link will grab a random photo for your cover for you: http://mikelietz.org/code/flickr-ccgettr.php
We recommend noting the resulting URL when you click on that third picture (or get the random CC picure) to give the photographer credit.

4 – Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together. Feel free to crop it square (or make it “gatefold”!) or whatever you have to do to make it ‘cover-esque’.

5 – Post it to FB (in a note) with this text in the “caption” or “comment” and TAG the friends you want to join in. We recommend also posting the URL you got in 3 above as a photo credit, so the artists can get credit for their work.

6 – Join the group Albums From a Parallel Universe and upload your masterwork and “discography” blurb! http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=52158212905&ref=mf

I’m not signing up for facebook, but I will tag Gary B. to make a cover.

More record covers.

Gary’s reply:

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